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Re: yacht standard
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2004, 08:12:58 PM »
It turns out this Jack Hoth sold rope to the British Navy....

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2004, 10:33:09 PM »
OH MY Harald your website is fascinating! I am in awe of your model of the Standart! WOW!!! Will you be putting the exterior and interior photographs on your site?

Many many thanks
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2004, 01:09:49 AM »
Harald,
Thank you for the link to your wonderful website. I look forward to seeing more pictures and reading more about this beautiful ship.

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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2004, 07:51:43 PM »
Hi Harald,

Have you seen the interior photographs of the Standart in Anna Vyrubova's albums at Yale? There are five of Nicholas and Alexandra's suite that are of an exceptional clarity and others that are more opaque but identifiable to compare with your photographs.

Again my many many thanks for sharing your fantastic site!

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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2004, 01:18:33 AM »
Hi Joanna,
I would love to see the Standart photos from Yale but I'm afraid I wouldn't know where to look :). Do you have a link for them? Thanks

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Re: yacht standard
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2004, 08:39:57 PM »
Hi standart !

Here is the link to Anna Vyrubova's albums:

http://highway49.library.yale.edu/romanov/

If I remember it is album 2 that has the five photos of Nicholas' and Alexandra' suite but look through all of the albums as there are many of the standart that you will adore!

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2004, 07:55:45 PM »
Joanna,

Thanks for the link. There is so much to see I'll have to spend several days going through it. This is great!

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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2004, 11:58:29 AM »
Hi Harald,

Have you seen the six photographs of the Standart by the French photographer Chusseau-Flaviens:

http://www.geh.org/ar/chus/russia/chusseau-rus_sum00001.html

The fifth photo is a close-up of the bow (clique to enlarge) that I hope helps you with your model!

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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2004, 02:05:26 PM »
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GD Olga was joining them and there are beautiful pictures of Olga's babyroom onboard Standart.


I would love to see these pictures, where can one find them (i.e. in a book or online)?

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Re: yacht standard
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2004, 10:46:32 AM »
Another image of the minelayer Marti . For those who have never heard of this Marti after whom the former imperial yacht was renamed: he was a French naval engineer who led a mutiny of French sailors in Odessa in 1918 and was glorified by the Soviets in the 20s-30s.

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2004, 10:00:04 PM »
Hi Harald,

Have you seen my previous post of the Marti that has scale models? One photo shows the bow after conversion. And the plans on the site may possibly help you.

http://www.steelnavy.com/CombrigMarti.htm

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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2004, 09:33:25 PM »
Hello Harald:

Whether or not the maker releases a model of the Standart will probably depend on their polical view of the Romanov monarchy.

Even last month several tour guides and taxi drivers in St. Petersburg did not want to take western tourists to view the Alexander Palace.  Their excuse was that there is nothing to see and why are you interested  in the last Tsar.  Old political norms die a very hard death.

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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2004, 11:10:25 AM »
The minelayer Marti was commanded by Captain N.I. Meschersky, who belonged to one of Russia's most illustrious princely families. He also was one of the two former imperial navy's officers (the second was Admiral Galler) who held command posts in the Soviet navy.
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2004, 12:08:42 AM »
I have read several different accounts of the Standart's career but until I saw the photos of her after conversion to a minelayer I did not realize just how severe the change was. It was quite a shock to me. I know that when the R.M.S. Olympic was retired and scrapped that a lot of her furnishings ended up in hotels. Does anyone know what happened to the Standart's beautiful fittings? I have heard that some were used in Stalin's dacha. Is this true?

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Re: yacht standard
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2004, 07:57:43 PM »
Hi Harald,

I have come across a book that may be of interest to you. Svetlani, Georgii. "Tovarishch Ego Vysochestva" [Comrade of his Highness], Nishnii Novgorod; Dekom 2002 ISBN 5895330649. "... Georgii Svetlani (Pin'kovskii, 1895-1983) served as a cabin boy on the emperor's yacht Standart, and was chosen to be a playmate for the heir ... This memoir is about this period of his life..."

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